Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
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Bruce Dickson Boyd

1926 - ?

Vancouver School of Art (Diploma 1947)
Coast Group
B.C. Society of Artists

Bruce Boyd was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1926. He moved to Vancouver and studied art at the Vancouver School of Art under B.C. Binning and Jack Shadbolt. He graduated from the school in 1947 with honours in drawing and painting.

He exhibited his work in the 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

He had work in the 1948 Stanley Park in Pictures exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. His painting won the Second Prize of $75.00.

He exhibited more work with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their 39th Annual Exhibition in 1949. Later that year he submitted four drawings to the B.C. Graphic exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, two of them were selected for the exhibition. He was living in Vancouver at the time.

Boyd worked in oils, water colours, and inks, and was interested in landscapes. He taught art for the Vancouver Public Schools from 1948 to 1956, and then taught drawing and anatomy at the Vancouver School of Art beginning in 1956. He was also a Director of children's art classes at the school. He completed architectural commissions at the Vancouver airport and for the B.C. Telephone company, working in aluminum, glass and clay.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual Hornby Farm
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual Island Barns
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Rural Tensions
Island Shacks
1945 ? - ? FCA   B.C. Artists Selections from 14th Ann. Rural Tensions
1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2 Labour Arts Guild   B.C. At Work Fishing Docks
Season's End
Fish Nets
1946 Aug. 13 - 25 VAG   Stanley Park in Pictures Park Walk
Wednesday Afternoon
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Shoreline
Cedar
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual View, West of Spanish Banks
1948 Nov. 9 - 28 Coast Group   B.C. Painters Seaweed
View From Spanish Banks
Young Girl
Rocky Beach
1949 May 3 - 22 BCSFA   39th Annual Beach Forms
Rocky Beach
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual Rock, Sand and Wood
1949 Nov. 22 - Dec. 11 VAG   First B.C. Graphic Landscape (rejected)
Figure
Portrait (rejected)
Composition
1950 April 25 - May 14 BCSA   40th Annual Beach
1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17 VAG   B.C. Artists 19th Annual Sand Bar


References - MONOGRAPHS

(none listed)

References - GROUP EXHIBITIONS

3rd BC GRAPHIC & CANADIAN SOCIETY OF GRAPHIC ART (refer to BCG57)

100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)

B.C. PAINTINGS BURNABY 58 (refer to BAG58)

SPRING EXHIBITION - FCA - BC REGION (refer to FCA64)

GENERATIONS - FIVE DECADES OF ART IN WEST VANCOUVER 1912 - 1962 (refer to WVMA99)

References - GENERAL

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

ART BANK CATALOGUE (refer to AB87)

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      Brief biography based on "document from artist".

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      2 references cited for Boyd, including M above.

VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)

Clippings

"Unusual pictures, entirely different in style, are Bruce D. Boyd's strong and quite lovely study in blue tones of boats at anchor ... "
      From "B.C. Industry Lives in Gallery Display"
      Newspaper unknown, (November 1945)

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